We’ve entered the last quarter of the year, so I thought it would be great to reflect on some of my favourite and least-favourite books of 2017. My reading goal was to read 150 books this year, and as of 2nd of September, I have read over 230 books. It’s analysing time!
It should be clear that my tally includes: audiobooks, ebooks, ARCs, university reads, and a handful of DNFs (but trust me, I’ve given the book at least a week, in most cases, before I decided to Not Finish them).
How I Am Collecting My Data
I have faithfully used Goodreads, as I practically use it religiously. How I accessed my data: Go to “My Books” > in the sidebar, click “Stats” > Click the option for “details” next to 2017.
- 5 stars = 29 books
- 4 stars = 56 books
- 3 stars = 60 books
- 2 stars = 28 books
- 1 stars = 29 books
- 0 stars/unrated = 4 books
My Longest Book
Is, disappointedly, Herodotus’ work of The Histories. I used this for my first semester in university at the start of this year. However, discounting this and solely focusing on recreational reading, then Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare ( my review) and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (my review), are most notable (coincidence: they are two of my most enjoyed novels this year?!? Hmmmmm…).
My Shortest Book
Most Popular Book Read in 2017
Books I LOVED
These are all books that I rated 5/5 stars.
- Best Audiobooks:
- Best New Adults:
- Best YA Contemporary:
- Best YA Fantasies:
- Best Sci-Fi:
The Worst Books I’ve Read This Year
I rated all of these books 1/5 stars.
So there you have it! My list of best and worst books of 2017 (so far).